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Turkey:Snow Avalanche:2020/02/04-05

Duration2020/02/04-05 Two avalanches occurred in the area between the Bah¸«®esaray and ¸Ŗ®atak districts (eastern Van province) of Turkey on 4 and 5 February 2020, killing 39 and injuring 84.
Country or DistrictTurkey
NameSnow Avalanche

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  • AFAD situation Report 2020/2/5
    Snow avalanches occurred twice at Van Province.
    5 people were killed by the first avalanche on 4 Februay, and 33 people including search and resucure team of AFAD were killed, and 53 injured.
  • ECHO 2020/02/06
    According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), as of 6 February 2020, 5 people died on 4 February 2020, following the first avalanche, and another 33 people on 5 February 2020 in the second avalanche which occurred during search operations.
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